Sizing Up Jabril Frazier

To look at Verbum Dei (Calif.) senior Jabril Frazier is to see a true athlete. Long and lean, the defensive end/outside linebacker screams off the edge and is a disruptive force. But if he wants to keep playing that position at the collegiate level, the 2014 Boise State commit knows he'll need to bulk up to stand up to the physicality of Division I football.

After visiting the campus for the Blue and Orange Game on Saturday and speaking with defensive line coach Steve Caldwell, Jabril Frazier is preparing hard to make sure he's ready for the rigors of D1 Football.

"I just want to come in and compete," he said. "(Coach Caldwell) told me to just make sure I'm ready to play so that's what I'm trying to do." Frazier's senior year earned him more than just the attention of several FBS schools, it brought home some hardware as well. His 99 tackles (91 unassisted) and 19 sacks got him named to the Del Rey League First Team, League Most Valuable Player and the All-CIF team.

Coming off the success of his season, Frazier quickly befriended Santa Margarita standout running back Jeremy McNichols at the DB Guru Veteran's Bowl in December. In February, a week after McNichols committed to Boise State, so too did Frazier.

"I wouldn't say that was the only reason, but it did have an impact," he said of McNichols' influence. The two carpooled up to Boise from Southern California together for the Spring Game. They also plan to room together when they report for fall camp.

Frazier's 6'4" frame should make it easy for him to put on muscle. Working out alongside McNichols at the FASTER Sports Performance Center, he's already added 10 pounds since January to get to 230 and wants to get to 235 before the start of the season.

"I'm working on my speed and conditioning," said Frazier, who runs a 4.71 40-yard dash. "Also, I need to work on stopping the run. I've been working on it."

With his eyes fully set on his goals, Frazier knows exactly what he wants to be in life. He plans on majoring in kinesiology, minoring in communication studies and becoming a firefighter at the conclusion of his playing days.

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